Lowering Electricity Use Tip #48 – Use Table Lamps vs Ceiling Lights

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 48, Use Table Lamps vs Ceiling Lights. Using fewer light bulbs to meet the same need usually results in less electricity being used. Additionally, when trying to read typically the closer one is to the light source the brighter the light emitted onto the page and thus … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Products and Devices Used In Our Home – Winter – 3

Programmable Thermostat

The past two days has seen us review the inventory of the different energy conservation products and devices we use in our home during the winter to maximize our energy savings. Today, we complete the listing. Which ones do you use in your own home? Which ones do you use in your own home which we do not? 30. Programmable Thermostat 31. Real Time Electricity Consumption Reader (PowerCost Monitor) 32. Solar Air Heater 33. Solar Powered Outdoor Christmas … [Read more...]

Using BlueLine Innovations’ PowerCost Monitor To Measure Our Home’s Electricity Consumption – 2

Electromechanical Electric Meter

Yesterday we introduced you to the PowerCost Monitor™, a device which provides a homeowner with real time data, in both Kilowatts and in dollars & cents, on the electricity being consumed in their home. With this information, a homeowner can monitor action taken to reduce the amount of electricity consumed in the home and same them money. Today, we look at the installation. Here is the type of electric meter we have on the outside of our home. This energy conservation … [Read more...]

Table Lamps Instead of Recessed Ceiling Lights

Family Room Without Table Tamps

Sometimes it's the simple things that can go far in conserving energy consumption and reducing the 'operating' costs incurred in running a home. You don't have to engage in a major home renovation / makeover in order to achieve significant reduction in your home's energy bills. We have written previously about using CFL light bulbs in place of incandescent bulbs. One reason was of course the reduced consumption of electricity. The other reason is because of the extreme amount of heat … [Read more...]

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